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It’s been said that the best way to a person’s heart is through one’s stomach, which means that come February 14, food is of the utmost importance. Here you’ll find a variety of gourmet gift options guaranteed to satiate your significant other on Valentine’s Day.

Sweetheart Lobster Dinner for Two, $119.99 at Get Maine Lobster

Get Maine Lobster

Thanks to Get Maine Lobster, you and your partner can enjoy a memorable multi-course meal at home and avoid that obnoxious Valentine’s Day tax that restaurants love to levy. Not surprisingly, the main event is a pair of live Maine lobsters—perfect for replicating that classic awkwardly romantic “Annie Hall” crustacean confrontation—with wild caught shrimp, lobster bisque, and whoopie pies rounding out this classic New England feast.See It

Gift Cards for Cooking Classes $10-$500 at Sur la Table

Sur la Table

Preparing a meal with your partner is a surefire way to heat things up. But if your technique needs some improvement, then consider gifting an in-store cooking class at Sur La Table which has over 100 locations in the U.S. There are multiple classes available every month covering everything from French desserts to cast iron cooking techniques, but be sure to keep an eye out for their signature “date night” options, which are especially geared towards couples.See It

Valentine’s Day Cheese Collection, $100 at Murray’s Cheese

Murray’s Cheese

Want to go all-in on a cheesy Valentine’s Day gift? Well, this just might be your best bet. Murray’s has been in the fromage game for nearly 90 years, so you can trust that their Valentine’s Day Collection is top notch. Included are three different cheeses, highlighted by a decadent truffle pecorino, plus a box of Hayden White Sonora crackers and a Mast Brothers dark chocolate bar to make this gift extra sweet.See It

Love is Love Confection Collection, $16 at Theo Chocolate

Theo Chocolate

Seattle-based Theo Chocolate specializes in organic, fair trade, and fair for life chocolates. This eight-piece Valentine’s Day-themed collection includes some of their most innovative offerings, such as Hot Ceylon Cinnamon Ganache and White Chocolate Heart with Raspberry and Honeycomb. Best of all, a dollar from each purchase will be donated to Mary’s Place, an organization which assists homeless women, children, and families. See It

Ladurée à la Folie Heart Macaron Gift box, $41 at Goldbelly

Goldbelly

Nowadays it’s not too hard to find French macarons locally. But for Valentine’s Day, why not go the extra mile—or more specifically, extra several thousand miles—and order these delicate confections directly from Paris? Ladurée is not only a world-renowned patisserie, they actually invented the macaron. Their limited edition “à la folie” gift box is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, containing a dozen macarons including a seasonally appropriate heart-shaped version with a floral rose and lychee filling.See It

Vonshef Fondue Set, $39.95 on Amazon

Amazon

Party like it’s 1979 with this stylish fondue set courtesy of Vonshef. Though the package comes with six long-stemmed forks, just two will do for a romantic evening of bubbly Gruyére and creamy cocoa.  Cheese, chocolate, and Barry White record sold separately.See It

Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne, $62.98 on Drizly

Veuve Clicquot

Champagne is always a good bet for a celebration, but rosé Champagne is particularly apropos for Valentine’s Day. Veuve Clicquot’s version can’t be beat, a bubbly blend of red and white wine that is fruity and full-bodied. If you can find the 2008 vintage, opt for that.See It

USDA Prime Dry-Aged Sweetheart Steak, $74.95-$82.95 at Lobel’s

Lobel’s

If your significant other hearts steak, then this 20-ounce slab of meaty heaven is sure to impress. Both the strip and the slightly fattier and more tender rib versions of New York institution Lobel’s heart-shaped sweetheart steak are prepared with dry-aged, USDA prime, corn-fed, Midwestern beef. Basically, you can’t go wrong with either cut.See It

Caviar Showcase for Two, $280-$590 at Petrossian

Petrossian

Petrossian is among the most recognized purveyors of caviar in the world, so if you’re looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day food splurge, they’ve got you covered. This luxury gift set is perfect for couples, complete with two mother of pearl caviar spoons, a pair of vodka flutes, and, of course, a tin of the good stuff with several options to choose from (if money is no object, opt for the Royal Ossetra). See It

“Bestia: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L.A.”, $20.40 on Amazon

Bestia cookbook

Amazon

This cookbook from husband and wife team Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis features delectable recipes from their hit sensation Bestia, which is among the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles. Terrific eats and some couples cooking inspiration await.See It

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David is a food and culture writer based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CBS Local, Mashable, and Gawker.
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